Why I Love…Cold Weather


Why I Love… is a feature where I talk about the things I love – some bookish, some not – and why I love them. Today I’m talking about why I love cold weather.

Well, I’m Canadian, so maybe growing up here has contributed to my tolerance for the cold! Perhaps I should clarify that my idea of a nice cold day could mean a temperature anywhere from zero to 15 degrees Celsius (that’s 32 to 59 Fahrenheit, according to Google) – not the double-digits below zero with crazy cold windchill like we had last winter!

First of all, I love wearing pants and sweaters. I feel like my wardrobe gets so much cuter in the winter! I also love curling up on the couch or in bed with a book, getting all cozy inside when it’s cold outside. My favourite reading weather is either a really cold or rainy day, with Kevin close by and a book in hand.

My favourite holiday is Christmas, and you can’t have a nice, traditional Christmas without some cold and snow! So when the temperature starts to drop in those autumn months, I get excited because I know Christmas is coming. And of course, that means I can start treating myself to a peppermint mocha at Starbucks!

You know, despite what stereotypes about Canadian weather may have people believe, the summers here can get incredibly hot and humid – especially here in Ottawa. I don’t handle the heat well! I get sweaty, sunburned, tired, and irritable. I’m not on my best behaviour when I feel that way! I might be the only person in Ottawa who dreads the hot and humid summer weather and yearns for the crsip, cool autumn temperatures.

Is it just me, or does anyone else prefer a cold day to a hot one? Let me know on Twitter or in the comments!

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